Skip to content

Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish. / Nedelec, Sophie; Mills, Suzanne; Lecchini, David; Nedelec, Brendan; Simpson, Steve; Radford, Andy.

In: Environmental Pollution, Vol. 216, 01.09.2016, p. 428-436.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

Nedelec, S, Mills, S, Lecchini, D, Nedelec, B, Simpson, S & Radford, A 2016, 'Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish', Environmental Pollution, vol. 216, pp. 428-436. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.058

APA

Nedelec, S., Mills, S., Lecchini, D., Nedelec, B., Simpson, S., & Radford, A. (2016). Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish. Environmental Pollution, 216, 428-436. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.058

Vancouver

Nedelec S, Mills S, Lecchini D, Nedelec B, Simpson S, Radford A. Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish. Environmental Pollution. 2016 Sep 1;216:428-436. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.058

Author

Nedelec, Sophie ; Mills, Suzanne ; Lecchini, David ; Nedelec, Brendan ; Simpson, Steve ; Radford, Andy. / Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish. In: Environmental Pollution. 2016 ; Vol. 216. pp. 428-436.

Bibtex

@article{93e7997ac4134d79a5a8d8f272956912,
title = "Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish",
abstract = "Some anthropogenic noise is now considered pollution, with evidence building that noise from human activities such as transportation, construction and exploration can impact behaviour and physiology in a broad range of taxa. However, relatively little research has considered the effects of repeated or chronic noise; extended exposures may result in habituation or sensitisation, and thus changes in response. We conducted a field-based experiment at Moorea Island to investigate how repeated exposure to playback of motorboat noise affected a coral reef fish (Dascyllus trimaculatus). We found that juvenile D. trimaculatus increased hiding behaviour during motorboat noise after two days of repeated exposure, but no longer did so after one and two weeks of exposure. We also found that na{\"i}ve individuals responded to playback of motorboat noise with elevated ventilation rates, but that this response was diminished after one and two weeks of repeated exposure. We found no strong evidence that baseline blood cortisol levels, growth or body condition were affected by three weeks of repeated motorboat-noise playback. Our study reveals the importance of considering how tolerance levels may change over time, rather than simply extrapolating from results of short-term studies, if we are to make decisions about regulation and mitigation.",
keywords = "anthropogenic noise, body condition, cortisol, growth, habituation, stress",
author = "Sophie Nedelec and Suzanne Mills and David Lecchini and Brendan Nedelec and Steve Simpson and Andy Radford",
year = "2016",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.058",
language = "English",
volume = "216",
pages = "428--436",
journal = "Environmental Pollution",
issn = "0269-7491",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

}

RIS - suitable for import to EndNote

TY - JOUR

T1 - Repeated exposure to noise increases tolerance in a coral reef fish

AU - Nedelec, Sophie

AU - Mills, Suzanne

AU - Lecchini, David

AU - Nedelec, Brendan

AU - Simpson, Steve

AU - Radford, Andy

PY - 2016/9/1

Y1 - 2016/9/1

N2 - Some anthropogenic noise is now considered pollution, with evidence building that noise from human activities such as transportation, construction and exploration can impact behaviour and physiology in a broad range of taxa. However, relatively little research has considered the effects of repeated or chronic noise; extended exposures may result in habituation or sensitisation, and thus changes in response. We conducted a field-based experiment at Moorea Island to investigate how repeated exposure to playback of motorboat noise affected a coral reef fish (Dascyllus trimaculatus). We found that juvenile D. trimaculatus increased hiding behaviour during motorboat noise after two days of repeated exposure, but no longer did so after one and two weeks of exposure. We also found that naïve individuals responded to playback of motorboat noise with elevated ventilation rates, but that this response was diminished after one and two weeks of repeated exposure. We found no strong evidence that baseline blood cortisol levels, growth or body condition were affected by three weeks of repeated motorboat-noise playback. Our study reveals the importance of considering how tolerance levels may change over time, rather than simply extrapolating from results of short-term studies, if we are to make decisions about regulation and mitigation.

AB - Some anthropogenic noise is now considered pollution, with evidence building that noise from human activities such as transportation, construction and exploration can impact behaviour and physiology in a broad range of taxa. However, relatively little research has considered the effects of repeated or chronic noise; extended exposures may result in habituation or sensitisation, and thus changes in response. We conducted a field-based experiment at Moorea Island to investigate how repeated exposure to playback of motorboat noise affected a coral reef fish (Dascyllus trimaculatus). We found that juvenile D. trimaculatus increased hiding behaviour during motorboat noise after two days of repeated exposure, but no longer did so after one and two weeks of exposure. We also found that naïve individuals responded to playback of motorboat noise with elevated ventilation rates, but that this response was diminished after one and two weeks of repeated exposure. We found no strong evidence that baseline blood cortisol levels, growth or body condition were affected by three weeks of repeated motorboat-noise playback. Our study reveals the importance of considering how tolerance levels may change over time, rather than simply extrapolating from results of short-term studies, if we are to make decisions about regulation and mitigation.

KW - anthropogenic noise

KW - body condition

KW - cortisol

KW - growth

KW - habituation

KW - stress

U2 - 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.058

DO - 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.058

M3 - Article

VL - 216

SP - 428

EP - 436

JO - Environmental Pollution

JF - Environmental Pollution

SN - 0269-7491

ER -